Complicated fracture

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(Surg.) a fracture of the bone combined with the lesion of some artery, nervous trunk, or joint.

See also: Fracture

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Two patients, who had comminuted unstable complex fracture, had poor functional outcome with score of 68.5 and 69.8 respectively.
ChesterGates orthopaedic veterinary surgeon, Ciaran Jones, assessed Cassie and took x-rays which revealed a complex fracture to her hock joint.
Various types of olecranon fracture patterns occur from non-displaced fractures to complex fracture dislocations of the elbow.
This case report highlighted two clinical cases of complicated crown-root fracture of permanent central incisors in growing children with complex fracture lines.
Sheng, "Modeling and simulation of complex fracture network propagation with SRV fracturing in unconventional shale reservoirs," Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, vol.
In recent years, hydraulic fracturing was also used for jointed rock masses of sandstones, mudstones, shales, and coal seams to form complex fracture networks and improve the permeability of unconventional reservoirs [3-5].
A great number of attempts have been made to simultaneously fracture multiple adjacent horizontal wells to generate complex fracture networks.
All the above have limitations in their descriptions of complex fracture configurations, as sometimes important information might be missed.
Although Power has enjoyed a sensational spring, he suffered a spinal injury in January, while a nasty spill in a 20-runner handicap hurdle at the Galway festival in July left him with a broken cheekbone and caused a complex fracture of his left eye socket, with additional damage to the muscle on the floor of his eyebed.
Computed tomography (CT) revealed a severely comminuted right naso-orbital-ethmoid (NOE) complex fracture, posteriorly displaced fracture segments from the anterior table of the frontal sinus and frontal process of the maxilla, a comminuted posterior table fracture, obstruction of the frontal sinus outflow tract (FSOT), and a small area of pneumocephalus (figure 2).